This large and striking snail is great for adding some color and decoration to your aquarium, but it also serves some very useful purposes. It cleans algae off of glass, plants, and decorations, it eats hair algae, and it helps keep your substrate clean and the correct color. Mystery snails are totally safe with any fish, shrimp, or plants, and are completely peaceful. They are quite large as adults, growing 2"+ in size.
NOTE: If you search on the Internet for mystery snails, many results will state that these are the same species as Apple Snails. These are NOT Apple Snails, though they do resemble them in shape. Apple Snails are considered an invasive species and are illegal to own in the United States. Our Mystery Snails do not grow to the tremendous size that Apple Snails do (often as big as an apple).
RECOMMENDED TANK PARAMETERS:
- PH level range: 7.6 to 8.4
- Temperature range: 68 to 84 degrees Fahrenheit
- Water type: Hard
- Recommended Aquatic Arts tank mates: Other types of snails (Nerite snails, other Mystery Snails, Sulawesi Snails, etc.), dwarf shrimp (such as Blue Velvet shrimp, Sakura Fire Red Cherry Shrimp, Neon Yellow Shrimp, etc.). They can also be kept with small to medium-sized, non-aggressive fish.
- Additional notes: With mystery snails, it's a good idea to make sure the water line in your aquarium isn't too high, as these snails tend to climb up to the water line to breathe air. Other than algae and biofilm, they also eat fish or invertebrate pellets and blanched vegetables such as zucchini, kale, spinach, or cucumber. Snails are very sensitive to copper, so watch out for copper if you use tap water in your tank.